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Instructor - Certified


Posting Id 1081
Number of Positions
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift Monday to Friday 
Rate of Pay $16.50 - $16.50 Hourly
Job Length/End Date           
Job Type Part Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 06/08/2022  
Application Deadline 12/31/2022  


Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, Instructors - Certified will be responsible for planning and delivering instructional sport programs to participants. They will be directly involved in the implementation and delivery of age-appropriate activities, ensure participant safety and engagement, follow policies and procedures, and work effectively with all staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and actively supervise in planned activities.
  • Engage participants
  • Ensure there are a variety of activities in the program related to the type of activity being taught.
  • Plan and organize all classes with daily lesson plans.
  • Work with volunteers to ensure they are included in the programs and have various responsibilities.
  • Ensure participant safety and security throughout the program 
  • Communicate and interact with participants and make everyone feel welcome
  • Report to work in sufficient time to ensure the program is ready to start on time.

  • Assist in finding class coverage if unable to teach assigned class.
  • Provide a list of supplies/equipment and set up needs required for the program to the Program Coordinator
  • Supervise all aspects of the program including participants and volunteers.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork in a timely manner (e.g. attendance records, drop in sheets, list of hours worked, etc.
  • Ensure the safety of participants, facilities and equipment at all times.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with delivering program evaluations to participants
  • With the assistance of the integration team, modify activities to ensure participants with disabilities are able to participate in programs and be fully integrated into the program setting.
  • Wear assigned uniform/name tag
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and training sessions prior to, during and outside regular programming hours.
  • Maintain all current certifications and send updated copies to your supervisor
  • Maintain excellent public relations at all times.
  • Maintain good communication with staff and volunteers, facility users, and the Program Coordinator.
  • Understand and implement the policies and procedures of the Facility(s), and of the Community Services Department.
  • Represent the City of Richmond Hill in a cooperative, organized, enthusiastic and well-groomed manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High Five PHCD Certification is required if working with participants ages 6 – 12 years
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR-B certification (Standard First Aid and CPR C for on ice programs)
  • NCCP/Coaching Certification and/or equivalent  (Note to hiring staff: instructors must have this in order to get this pay rate – otherwise, if you have a good candidate that does not have this certification, they are paid at the Instructor-Non-certified Rate)
  • Minimum age of 15 years
  • Minimum 1 year experience related to the type of activity being taught

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Previous experience working with the assigned age group
  • Excellent communication, decision making and customer service skills
  • Ability to deliver the specified program on an instructional basis and teach the rules of the game
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision (responsible, dependable, independent)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care and courage
  • Ability to perform first aid to the standard of your certification
  • Coaching experience would be an asset
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule when required, including evenings and/or weekends

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities.  The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.